Interjecting traditional, old country morals and family values into a fractured American family is the comic genesis behind the film My Uncle Rafael. In the current Hollywood film market of sequels and remakes, My Uncle Rafael is a fresh new comedy that quietly and subtly becomes an entertaining commentary on post-modern American culture.
Sheer entertainment, completely devoid of an analytical perspective, is not all that uncommon in current Hollywood films, and plays an important escapist function for most moviegoers. But when a movie has great entertainment appeal and leaves the audience with food for thought, well, that makes for a great movie-going experience. My Uncle Rafael has managed to combine pure fun and a heartfelt message about America’s great melting pot into a wildly humorous movie.